Rotary Club of Lockport
July 2018
Upcoming Events
Nate Verhague
Jul 24, 2018 12:00 PM
Solarize Lockport
Elaine Duquette
Jul 31, 2018
Opportunities Unlimited
Club Assembly
Aug 07, 2018
John Farfaglia
Aug 14, 2018
Cornell Cooperative Extension Horticulturalist
Rotary Club of Lockport
Club Information

Welcome to our Rotary Club!

Lockport - Rotary

Service Above Self

Club meets on Tuesdays @ Noon, except third Tuesday @ 8:00 am
80 Main Banquet & Catering
80 Main Street
Lockport, NY  14094
United States
Venue Map
The Great Things We Do
Speaker at our 4/10 meeting was member Bob Shaw, who gave an entertaining bio.
At our 4/10 meeting, Julie Coy presented member Bob Hagen, with a "Paul Harris+1" pin. Congratulations, Bob!
Our speaker on 27 March was Najeeb Syed, of the Rotary Club of St. Catharines South (Ontario). He talked about his club's global grant project of providing Ready-To-Use Therapeutic Food to treat severe malnutrition in children in Pakistan.
Ellen Roth (second from left) and Cynthia Cotten (right) were two of nine District 7090 Rotarians who completed the third (and final) part of the Rotary Leadership Institute on Saturday, March 24th
Our speaker on 20 March was Liz Midkiff, creator of Stolen Angels, an organization dedicated to raising awareness of the prevalence of human trafficking.
Our speakers at the 2/20 meeting were Walt and Sheila Dobbins of H.H.Dobbins Companies apple farm and sales.
At our March 6th meeting new members Aaron Carlson and David Wohleben gave their bios.
At today's meeting, we welcomed new member Erica Kastel.
Our speaker today was Nick Cortese, owner of The Butcher Shop here in Lockport.
Our meeting today was held at the Kenan Center's Taylor Theater building. Before the regular meeting, Mayor Anne McCaffrey delivered the annual State of the City address.
At our meeting on 6 February, new member Elizabeth Schratz gave her bio to the club 
At our meeting this week, we were entertained by honorary member and magician extraordinaire Bob Geckler, shown here with audience volunteer John MacDonald.
On 16 January, District Governor Kevin Crosby spoke on the visioning process for the next 5 years.
On 9 January, John and Marlene Gehl spoke about their experiences on the Camino de Santiago Compostello in Spain.
The Rotary Club of Lockport is hosting their annual cash raffle on April 20th @ 6pm. A few exciting changes have been made to this annual fundraiser, including a change in venue. This year the Rotary Raffle will be held at the Lockport Town and County Club.
For $125 per couple, guests will be treated to an evening of elegant cuisine, music by Kevin Clark, a cash bar, and a chance to win $2,500, $500, or $250. In addition, there will also be a basket raffle, spilt club and a special drawing for an exquisite piece of jewelry from Mills Jewelers.
The money raised by this annual raffle supports Lockport Rotary Club’s scholarship fund. The Rotary Club of Lockport awards a local student $2,000 per year for a four-year college education. In addition to this, the Rotary Club of Lockport also provides a local student seeking a vocational education $2,000 per year for two years
George Fritz and Rhodes Palmer display the elegant necklace that George has donated for the Raffle
Tickets are available from Rhodes Palmer at
At our 8 January meeting, President Ellen Schratz welcomed new members Aaron Carlson and Maureen Wendt, from the Dale Association, and Kelly Aldinger, from M&T Bank.
Also, in December, we welcomed new members Heather Lindquist, Susan Przybyl, and Alyssa Neglia, all from the Kenan Center.
From DeSales Catholic School: "This summer we received a grant from the Rotary Club of Lockport for a literacy program using the Osmo Learning Systems with iPads. As part of the grant, Lockport Rotarians are helping our Kindergarten students work with the Osmos. Last week we introduced the students to the Rotarians and the Osmo Learning Systems, as you can see from all the smiles in the photos- it was a perfect match! Thank you to the Rotary Club of Lockport!"

We are pleased to announce the Rotary Club of Lockport is an all Paul Harris Fellow Club! Check out this presentation to our club from District Governor Reg Madison.

The Paul Harris Society recognizes Rotary members and friends of The Rotary Foundation who elect to contribute $1,000 or more each year to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus Fund, or approved global grants.

The purpose of the Paul Harris Society is to honor and thank individuals for their generous, ongoing support of The Rotary Foundation.

Monday Rotary Club of Lockport had a good turn out of volunteers from the club and 4 fine Interact youth from Lockport High School - to cook turkeys and serve a meal to at least 185 visitors to Salvation Army's facility. Thank you, Pat Burrows for organizing this...and Maria Biano, Cynthia Cotten, Steve Cotten, Julie Coy, Tracy Ferrell, Dave Greenfield, Larry Kalinowski, Dave Kinyon, Paul Lehman, Sue Lougen, Maynard Lowry, John McDonld, Ellen Roth, Ellen Schratz Chris Smith and Elane Sobieraski. Last photo of LCHS Interact Club (right to left) [Maria Biano peaking in !] Julie LaRose, Jared Pellicano, Hanna Sobieraski, Alyssa Edbauer, and Ben Flaherty.
Our speaker today was Colton Balcerzak, from Lockport Main Street, talking about their current programs.
At our meeting today, David Kinyon recognized John Rosenberg and Jim Currie as second-time Paul Harris fellows and Steven Sinclair as a first-time Paul Harris fellow. Congratulations to all three!
Greg Stevens and Jean Lecesse of the Niagara Greenway Commission spoke at the October 31st luncheon meeting. Lockport needs to stay connected through New York's system of trails and the Niagara River.
Lockport's Historic Palace Theater marked World Polio Day on its marquee.
As of the end of July, there were only 8 new cases of polio in the world. But, polio rises its ugly head anywhere there is an unvaccinated population.The Gates Foundation is matching Rotary's goal of raising $50 million each of the next 3 years with a 2:1 match (with match, that's up to $450 million!) to rid the world of polio. The rest of the world and private foundations are giving $905.304 million. The U.S. Government...$0.
Matt Schryver, Director of the Lockport YMCA spoke to us at our September 26th meeting about the new $16 M facility about to be built.
Vice-president Paul Lehman, completed the District 7090 Rotary Leadership Training (3 Saturdays) on September 23rd. He stands next to District Governor, Reg Madison (right).
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Assistant Treasurer
Assistant Secretary
Immediate Past President
Director 2019
Director 2019
Director 2019 - Scribe
Director 2020
Director 2020
Director 2020 - Public Image
Director 2021
Director 2021
Director 2021